Da Volterra fully supports the latest action by CDC to curb unnecessary use of antibiotics

Da Volterra fully supports the latest action by CDC to curb unnecessary use of antibiotics


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Da Volterra fully supports the latest action by CDC to curb unnecessary use of antibiotics

CDC, in collaboration with Pew Charitable Trusts and other public health and medical experts, released new data today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on the overuse of antibiotics in doctors’ offices and emergency departments throughout the United States. Pew also released a report, “Antibiotic Use in Outpatient Settings,” which outlines the baseline analysis and condition-specific targets, as well as practical strategies to improve antibiotic prescribing.

The data show that at least 30 percent of antibiotics prescribed in the United States are unnecessary, largely due to prescribing for respiratory conditions including common colds, viral sore throats, bronchitis, and sinus and ear infections. These 47 million excess prescriptions each year put patients at needless risk for allergic reactions or the sometimes deadly diarrhea, Clostridium difficile.